Facebook’s bus drivers push to unionize

By Kristen V. Brown : sfgate – excerpt

Some bus drivers who ferry Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley want to unionize, saying they are underpaid, overworked and unfairly compensated for time on the job

The drivers enlisted the Teamsters, a powerful labor union, to pressure their employer, Loop Transportation, to allow them to organize.

The Teamsters are also putting pressure on Facebook, which contracts Loop Transportation to manage its shuttle operations. On Thursday, the top Teamsters official for Northern California sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to throw the social network’s support behind a union for the drivers… (more)

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